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Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.


A. Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

B. The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

C. In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

D. When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

E. Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.

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Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.


    Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.Although and but together creates redundancy

    The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.Although should start the contrast. Use of who

    In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.No contrast as required in sentence

    When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.Use of when is generally for indicating time. No such usage required.

    Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.



Bang on explanation. However there is a small typo in your explanation:
In Choice A instead of Although it should be Even though
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Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

A. Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

B. The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

C. In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

D. When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

E. Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.
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Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

A. Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868. -- The conjunction 'but' breaks the sentence structure; In a complex sentence, the main clause should be followed by just a comma.

B. The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868. -- A reported speech should be introduced by a relative clause starting with 'that'.

C. In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868. --- It is not clear what the definition is central about.

D. When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868. --- The use 'must be' flouts the essence of the command subjunctive.

E. Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. ---This is the correct answer.
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[quote="gmatexam439"]Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

A. Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.
Use of simple past to refer a fact is Incorrect. Moreover, BUT should not be used. Hence Incorrect.

B. The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.
How can constitution specify any person?? However, constitution can specify a definition about any person. Hence Incorrect

C. In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.
Definition of what???? Distorts the original intent. Hence Incorrect.

D. When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.
Doesn't it looks ILLOGICAL that at the time adoption of constitution people knew the fact that definition of CITIZENSHIP would be included in 14th amendment... Hence Incorrect

E. Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.
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Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.


A. Even though the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandated that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but the Constitution did not contain a definition of citizenship itself until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

B. The original text of the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted in 1787, specifies any U.S. president or senator who must be an American citizen, although the Constitution did not actually define citizenship until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

C. In the original text of the U.S. Constitution that was adopted in 1787, it is specified that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen; an actual definition, however, did not exist until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 28, 1868.

D. When the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, its original text specified that any U.S. president or senator must be an American citizen, but that citizenship itself would not be defined until the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 28, 1868.

E. Although the original text of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, mandates that any U.S. president or senator be an American citizen, citizenship itself was not actually defined in the Constitution until July 28, 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.

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